SFPD has identified the man shot and killed by officers after a Muni fare inspection turned in to a shootout Saturday afternoon. According to the Chronicle this morning, SFPD identified the victim as 19-year-old Kenneth Harding a parolee from Washington State who was also wanted by Seattle police as a suspect in a shooting that left one 19-year-old pregnant woman dead and three others injured last week.
According to Chief Suhr, police informants helped SFPD recover the gun that was spotted on the ground in the crime scene video and allegedly went missing after the incident.
Meanwhile, the Appeal reports that several activist groups are calling for a federal investigation in to the incident, claiming the District Attorney Gascón should recuse himself given that he's the former Chief of Police*. Bayview Supervisor Malia Cohen also issued a statement on Saturday, saying she intends to review the results of the police department's internal investigation.
[*Sidenote: If Gascón wins a full term in the upcoming District Attorney's elections, are we going to have to do this every time there's a case involving the SFPD?]